Regents Park 17.5.09

 Nash 135-8 dec (42 overs)

WCC 136-3 (36.3 overs)

WCC won by seven wickets

The coldest day's cricket in living memory which finished late enough to be watched by men in chaps and chains emerging from the bushes.  A nasty pitch on which the National's top three thrashed heroically while the rest chewed the pillow. The WCC batting was far too strong as was our umpiring which called three no-balls for beamers caught in the outfield. Refreshingly tidy toads from the Skipper and Vice. Majestic batting from Marshall and Macdonald with sturdy strokes from Lee and Brockis. Usual tight fielding (sic)

 A great day despite the gales and lashing rain. A lively turnout by the WCC's extended family and the club's chauffeurs took full advantage of their day off in the Queen's on Primrose Hill.

 Champagne moment: at the start of the WCC innings a mature actor standing at mid-on held up the bowler and called anxiously to his skipper “Just a minute. Who's going to do mid-on?” “You are” said the skip. “Oh yes, of course. Sorry. Carry on.”  

Nash inngs

George 26, Dooley 31, Singh 27

Douglas 9-1-17-1, Dibley 11-2-41-2, Cooper 7-1-26-0, d'Inverno 11-0-32-3,

Husaini 4-0-19-2

Catches: McDonald 2, Dibley 2, Cooper 1



Lee 18, McDonald 36, Taylor 0, Marshall 45*, Brockis 18*

Dnb Cooper, Vuletich, Douglas, Dibley, Husaini, d'Inverno